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“Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine” by Kelley Fanto Deetz

You’ve been cooking up a storm for days. Soon, the whole family will be sitting at your table, which will be loaded down with everybody’s favorites. The turkey will be golden. The bread, warm and soft. Pies line your kitchen ...

New Spanish-language Book Investigates Why People Forsake Church

“La deserción en la Iglesia: ¿Por qué la gente se va y qué podemos hacer?” (published by WestBow Press) by author Roberto Tinoco is an investigation to know why the people are leaving the church and if anything can be ...

Colin Kaepernick Protest Inspires Author to Launch Book and Empowerment Summit For Black Men

Entrepreneur, author, radio and TV host, Coach Michael Taylor, will unveil his newest book, Shattering Black Male Stereotypes, at a free online empowerment summit scheduled for January 2018.

“Addicted to White: The Oppressed In League With The Oppressor” — The Controversial Self-Help Book They Don’t Want You To Read!

Is racial oppression addictive? If so, how does one recover? Announcing a new and proven self-help strategy, Addicted to White: The Oppressed in League with the Oppressor by author Jerome E. Fox, Ph.D., that reveals the first step is for ...

PBS Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun playwright) Documentary Premieres

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.

“Encyclopedia of Black Comics” by Sheena C. Howard, foreword by Henry louis Gates, Jr., afterword by Christopher Priest

“Draw, Sheriff.” Oh, how you loved to do that. It started with spider-legged people and crooked houses. As you got better, you replicated and created worlds, invented characters, and expanded your tool use. Even today, with sharp pencil or fine ...

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Honored by Princeton University with Dedication of Morrison Hall

Princeton University showed respect and honor to author Toni Morrison by dedicating Morrison Hall on Friday, Nov. 17. Morrison – who in 1993 became the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature – is the Emeritus ...

“You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side” by Orly Lobel

As a kid, what was your favorite toy? You can probably remember it instantly: the thing you couldn’t bear to leave at home, the doll you spent hours with, the toy truck that road-tripped your imagination. Just thinking of it ...

“Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

“Lookin’ great, man!” Those three words can make you feel ten feet tall. You want to strut when someone says you’re fly because it’s true. You are, and in “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Derrick Barnes, illustrated ...

102-Year-Old Runner Ida Keeling Offers Advice on How to Keep Going in Memoir “Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down”

Ida Keeling’s life story is rife with motivation. The 102-year-old began working at age 12 to help provide for her immigrant family, lived through the Great Depression and the Civil Mights Movement, raised four children as a single mother, and ...

“Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman” by Harold H. Brown with Marsha S. Bordner

In things of great importance, you stand on the shoulders of giants. Those who came before you gave you a boost to get you where you are. They cleared your path and knocked aside obstacles. You stand on the shoulders ...

Media Personality Indy Smith Releases Controversial Relationship Guide About Cheating, Intimacy Issues, and Communication

Indy Smith, the author of the motivating Why Ask… series, is dedicated to helping, & devoted to keeping it honest & real. In her new book, Why Ask… Because In Love Sh** Happens!: Just About Every Question to Ask Your ...

New Book, Inspired By the Author’s 13-Year Old Granddaughter, Challenges One Million Black Men and Fathers to Make Sure Their Children “Know Our Story”

This individual activity provides fathers and black men opportunity to be involved in setting the foundation for their children’s future. “Know Our Story” has power to guarantee children increase their knowledge of the essentials of success.

HPLQ Reading Series Presents: A Talk & Tasting Featuring Bestselling Author Chitra Divakaruni

Houston Public Library Quarterly (HPLQ) Reading Series will be featuring a A Talk and Tasting with bestselling author Chitra Divakaruni. Divakaruni will be discussing her most recent novel Before We Visit the Goddess. There will be light bites and book ...

“Unforgivable Love” by Sophfronia Scott

You know how to use a hammer. It’s not that hard: just grab the end and swing. Easy enough; in fact, there are probably lots of tools you know how to use, although, as in the new novel “Unforgivable Love” ...

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